al·​ma·​nac | \ ˈȯl-mə-ˌnak How to pronounce almanac (audio) , ˈal- How to pronounce almanac (audio) \

Definition of almanac

1 : a publication containing astronomical and meteorological data for a given year and often including a miscellany of other information
2 : a usually annual publication containing statistical, tabular, and general information

Examples of almanac in a Sentence

an almanac of town news
Recent Examples on the Web And, sure enough, the list of countries not participating in Meta's Social Connectedness Index reads like an almanac of countries at war. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 3 May 2022 Among the items preserved in the 134-year-old capsule were a British silver coin, an 1875 almanac, three books and a cloth envelope, according to the Associated Press. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Dec. 2021 The material left for posterity in 1887 turned out to be mostly routine — a Bible, an almanac, a masonic trinket along with Confederate bank notes and a genealogy of the Lee family. Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2022 According to Flight Global's 2022 Air Forces almanac, Russia has more than 1,000 fighters, fighter-bombers, and attack aircraft. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 15 Feb. 2022 The Future 100: 2022 – an annual trend almanac which offers a snapshot of the year ahead and the most compelling trends to keep on the radar. Angelina Villa-clarke, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2022 Another time capsule found beneath the same statue and opened last week contained an almanac, cloth envelope and a silver coin. Tori B. Powell, CBS News, 28 Dec. 2021 Los Angeles Times Just take a look at this very soggy almanac: Los Angeles: rainy, 57. Los Angeles Times, 23 Dec. 2021 The almanac states its weatherforecasts are right only about 80% of the time, though some experts have refuted that in recent years. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 2 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of almanac

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for almanac

Middle English almenak, from Medieval Latin almanach, probably from Arabic al-manākh the almanac

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“Almanac.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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al·​ma·​nac | \ ˈȯl-mə-ˌnak How to pronounce almanac (audio) , ˈal- \

Kids Definition of almanac

: a book published yearly that contains facts about weather and astronomy and other general information

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